Monday, November 30, 2015

Calvary Lutheran's 2015 Holiday Boutique

Vendors / Crafters

Calvary Lutheran's 2015 Holiday Boutique

Each vendor will donate an item for our raffle

Tables are $35 for 1 day

                  $50 for 2 days

Contact Erica for more details at (510) 646-5757

Sign up now before the tables are gone.

Click below to download the application form

Vendor applications are due next Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Buyers / Purchasers

Calvary Lutheran's 2015 Holiday Boutique

Saturday, December 12 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 13th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RAFFLE PRIZES and Great Holiday Gifts
for everyone on your list!!!

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6 tickets

Contact Erica for more details at (510) 646-5757 

Click below to download the Flier for the Boutique

Shop Today!

Calvary Lutheran Church & School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 278-2555 - Church
(510) 278-2578 - School

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 - Retakes


    Lifetouch Photo (girl)   Lifetouch Pictures   Lifetouch photo (boy)

Lifetouch RETAKE Picture Day 

Friday, December 4th

Lifetouch Photography will be here at CLS to take the Fall/School Photo Retakes.  If you have not had your school photo taken earlier in this school year, or you do like the photo that was taken and would like to have a retake, this is the only time to do it.

 Please see your teacher or stop by the school office and pick up your Lifetouch Photo Retake Order Form.  
Fill the form out beforehand and you must bring it the day of the photo retake day which is this Friday, December 4th. 

- Please make sure to review the order form.

- Fill in all the appropriate information that is necessary on the 
   envelope side of the form.

- Make your check out to "Lifetouch" or you can order your     


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school secretary at (510) 278-2598 or

Do NOT forget to bring your envelope on Friday!

Calvary Lutheran School 
17200 Via Magdalena ~ San Lorenzo, CA  
(510) 278-2598

Friday, November 27, 2015

News & Events (Fri., November 27, 2015)

Friday, November 27, 2015




You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed an interest in Calvary Lutheran School or your child is enrolled at Calvary.  Please add to your address book or contacts so we will be sure to make it to your personal inbox.   
Unsubscribing from one Calvary e-mail will remove you from receiving all church and school e-mails, including significant announcements that will benefit you and your child(ren).  We strongly recommend that you do not unsubscribe from receiving CLS e-mails. 
Note:  This is our way of  communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school, other than RenWeb.
Bethlehem Express
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Help is needed in all areas (Decorating, take flyers around town to merchants, prepare and serve goodies, conductor, carolers, crafts, hand-out tickets and more).
Decorating will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Starting at 9 a.m. until done. This is a great way to help decorate the church and school campus and a great way to earn those PPP hours towards your balance.
Please bring your ladder and what you might need to hang lights.
Contact the Church or School Secretary, or Margie Luehrs at (510) 278-2598, if you can help.

HOT LUNCH:  Hot Lunch MUST be ordered no later than Tuesday 12:00 noon before the Friday Hot Lunch is served.  If your child brings money the day of hot lunch, your child may be not be guaranteed a "Friday Hot Lunch."  Students who paid and signed up ahead of time will be served first.

BE ON TIME/PUNCTUALITY It is important for all of our children to learn that getting to school on time, turning in assignments thoroughly completed and within the allotted days, and always being prepared are not only vital for school but important elements of success as an adult.

REST & NUTRITION:  Make sure you child gets adequate rest every night and a nourishing breakfast each morning.  Your child needs a good fruit break and lunch each day.  Please do not send soft drinks or sugary treats.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:  Plan to pick up your child(ren) by 3:00 p.m. every day.  Half-days are 11:30 a.m. 
If you are unable to pick up your child up by 3:10 p.m., (or 11:40 a.m. on half-days), your child(ren) will automatically go to Calvary Club and you will be held responsible for any charges.

LOST & FOUND:  Please check the Lost & Found bin and recover your child's clothes or other valuables.  Please write the names or initials of your students on clothes and valuables in case they get misplaced.  If the name is on the item, we can often return it to its owner.  Clothing items not recovered will be donated next week.

Year-end Tax-deductible Gifts  

Prayerfully consider making a generous year-end gift to Calvary Lutheran School to support our kids and the ministry here at CLS.  It is easy to do and is also tax-deductible for this year if it is postmarked by December 31, 2015. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Most contributions to Calvary Lutheran are check and/or cash gifts, entitling you to a tax benefits through itemized deductions.  Please make your checks payable to Calvary Lutheran.  We will follow up with a donation letter.
Calvary Lutheran is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 
School Picture Re-takes      
Friday, December 4, 2015      
8:40 a.m.        

If your child was not able to have their school picture taken earlier this year, 
or you would like to have a re-take picture taken of your child, 
Friday, December 4th at 8:40 a.m. is the day to have this done.  
Please pick up your order forms in the school office.  
This form must be submitted the day pictures are retaken.

Thermometer       Sick Child      Sick Boy     Child Vomiting
 Cold and Flu Season are here!   


If you feel your child is sick or might be sick, we ask you to please keep them at home.

If your child's temperature is 99.6 degrees or higher, it is considered a low-grade temperature. Please keep your child at home as whatever your child has is now considered contagious.   
A child must be FEVER FREE (NO fever), no diarrhea, and not vomiting, WITHOUT any medications (Acetaminophen/ Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at least 24 hours before they can return to school.

If your child suddenly comes down with the following symptoms:  fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, fatigue, rash, nausea or vomiting - we encourage you to contact your local physician and discuss your child's symptoms.
Again, a child must NOT have had a fever and/or not vomiting, without any medication in their system for at least 24 hours before they may be able to return to school.
Do not forget to let your school secretary know that your child will not be in school. If you would like to pick up any homework after school, please let the secretary know at that time.
Washing Hands
Make Hand-Washing a Habit   


Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flu, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses.  (American Public Health Association).
Teach kids to scrub their whole hands - up to the wrists and under the fingernails - and to do it long enough to sing the ABCs or "Happy Birthday" all the way through.  A timer works well, too.
Danger No Peanuts Severe Allergy
Calvary is now a Peanut/Tree Nut Free School campus. 
We have several students who are extremely sensitive to any and all peanut/tree nuts products and this is very dangerous to their health and well-being.  Some students could even have such a severe reaction to nuts that it becomes life threatening, and we wouldn't want this to happen.
We ask everyone at CLS, please do not send your child to school with any snacks or lunches t
hat have peanuts or are from a tree nut. These types of snacks and lunches might be reserved for something special, like a special treat at home.  

NOTE:  With all the Christmas parties that are to take place, please remember any candies or treats that you bring to school must be he office should not have Thank You!
Purchase your gifts cards through Calvary and everyone wins!
Gift Card Display     Christmas Stocking

Christmas is just around the corner.
Gift Cards make special stocking stuffers!
Make sure you purchase your GIFT CARD(S) from Calvary Offices. You can purchase gift cards to local restaurants, retailers, movie theaters, gas stations, iTunes, Disneyland, Starbucks and so much more.  Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, anniversary, teacher appreciation, and Thank You!   Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
You purchase the card for the full value, and the vendor donates a percentage back to Calvary! No waiting in those long lines at the store and no hassel finding parking.  Stop by the office today.
Special Orders/Questions:  Contact Karla by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 278-2555  
Other ways to earn points:
          E-Scrip              Box Tops                      S.H.A.R.E.            Labels for Education
          Target                Amazon - Smiles          Coke Points          Office Depot
Gift cards are available in the office today and all year around!
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)


4 - Fall Picture Retakes (8:30 a.m.)
8 - CFA Meeting at 6:30 p.m. (Parish Hall)
16 - Bethlehem Express
18 - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. dismissal).  Calvary Club is Open
21-31 - Christmas Break  (No School)
21-23 and 28-30 - School Office open half-day
25 - Christmas Day "Happy Birthday Jesus!"
31 - New Year's Eve  (No School; No Calvary Club)


1 - New Year's Day (No School, No Calvary Club)
4 - School Resumes
10 - Kindergarten - Partner's In Worship (9 am)
15 - Quarter 2 Ends - Teacher's In-Service.  Half-Day (Calvary Club Open)
18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School, No Calvary Club, Offices Closed)
24-30 - National Lutheran Schools - Spirit Week
30 - Campus Beautification (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* Calvary Club (before and after school care) is available ($5.00/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute)

** Means Change/Addition in Schedule

Click below on the blue highlighted notice below
(Revised:  09/18/15)

                      CALVARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION (CFA)   
               ** CHANGE IN SCHEDULE ** 

           NEXT MEETING:  
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 
@ 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Parish Hall 

Parent(s) who attend CFA meetings, at least 1 hour is deducted from their PPP hour balance. 
In addition, your child gets one free dress day at the end of the week too!

Child Care is provided to Calvary students at no charge for those attending the CFA meetings.
      Do not forget to upload your pictures!!  camera
Select up to 10 images or more for each upload.  Photos may be of your child's field trips, classroom photos, special projects in the classroom or on the playground.   Bring in your USB (thumb drive) into the office and we will download it for you.  We will try to return your USB to you via your child's teacher.

To upload your photos, please go to Calvary website and click on "share your photo" at the bottom of the page and follow instructions.  Another option is to send your photos to Jean Mussack.

In addition, you will receive 1 PPP hour credit for submitting 10 or more quality photos.
If you have any questions, please see Jean Mussack or the school secretary.
If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Lutheran School, please have them contact the school secretary to receive an information packet, set-up an appointment to take a tour, or they may also be able to shadow one of our students.  
If they enroll and attend CLS for at least one semester, they will receive a "family referral discount!" In addition, you will receive a "family referral discount" as well.

Contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler at, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.

              Please do not enter the school ground from Via Magdalena.
This is designated as an Exit Only!
  • Cars must enter the parking lot from Via Arriba (back side of lot, behind Wendy's), and exit the parking lot Via Magdalena before and after school.  
  • Speed limit is 5 mph.
  • ALL GATES close at 8:40 a.m. (except for Chapel and special events).  
  • Gates will open in the afternoon at 2:50 p.m., and close at 3:15 p.m.  
  • On Half-Days, gates will open at 11:20 a.m. 
***Please be careful and sensitive to students opening the gates.  
Wait until the gate is open, student is out of the way BEFORE
you proceed to your destination.  Thank You!
Below you will find a few of the school forms that parents may need throughout the school year.
Please Click below and to your right next to the title form that you need to download any form(s) you may need.  Make sure you fill the form out completely and return it to the school secretary.  If you do not find the form you need, please contact the school secretary. 
Medication Form (Permission to Use:   Medication Form - 2015-16
Please remember children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves.  Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the office
Parent's RenWeb Instructions:   Parent RenWeb Instructions

Change of Address:  x 
"Give thanks for the LORD for He is good "
 (Psalms 107:1,  NIV)
 Bible and Glasses   
Please continue to keep our Pastor, Superintendent, teachers, students, parents 
and volunteers in your prayers throughout the school year.  
Calvary Lutheran School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
School:  (510) 278-2598*
Calvary Club:  (510) 278-7688 

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives